jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured burnt orange and pretty hazy with a medium head.
Very hoppy with a bit if citrus.
A pretty strong hoppy taste with a bit of a bitter finish.
Thick and only slightly bubbly.
This is a very drinkable IPA and would definitely recommend.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy, earthy-orange color; very light khaki head with solid retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Solid, resiny oranges and citrus and a touch of earthy hops in the aroma; hop-forward, chewy stuff. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy oranges and sticky candy sugar and some earthiness underneath; nice resiny hoppiness and a touch of breadiness and orange zest in the finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2012 12oz bottle from Warehouse, Cleveland. With my relatively limited experience with Founders, Iíve tended to associate them with dark, winter-oriented brews (e.g. KBS, Curmudgeon, Deca). I was pleasantly surprised to drink this flavorful, exceptionally creamy IPA. Surely an appropriate name, immediately evident in both nose and flavor. Traces of pine are there, but mostly a citrus bomb, really benefiting from the substantial body. Very fine.
jbuzz (757) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasting at Three Cellars Milwaukee. Caramel sweetness and grapefruity hop. Not bad
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2008 wonderful ipa. flavor and aroma are full of those wonderful centenial hops, very crisp and floral. slightly sweet aftertaste, almost like that of a double ipa. just amazing, either out of the bottle or off tap.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Three Cellars tasting Founderís Brewery night. Cloudy amber with white head. Light hoppy nose. Caramel sweet and grapefruit hop bitter.
TheAlum (6027) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap Imperial Pint from Galway Tribes (Frankfort, IL). Poured a orange hue with a decent head. Aromas of citrus fruits and flowers. Tastes of hops and small maltiness that really get swallowed up by the hops. Great bitterness, especially in the finish and aftertaste. A very good brew that was was very hoppy, but (at least for myself) not too much. I could definately see others being a bit turned off by the bitterness though.
ChainGangGuy (4451) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, orangey body with a small, off-white head.
Smell: Pale malts set against a backdrop of lemons and pithy grapefruit.
Taste: Meager malts and sweetness that jumps right into a pile of citrus. Quite lemony, even a bit citric. Full, sharp hop bitterness. Long, resinous finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A respectable IPA. Itís plenty bitter, so itís got that going for it.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lightly hazy, glowing tangerine orange color. A small, foamy, off-white head leaves minimal spotting on the glass. The aroma shows big orange hops, some lemons, cream, and light toffee. Similarly, the flavor is very citrusy, with orange, tangerine, and lemon all showing well. The malt base is very light toffee, which helps keep this highly drinkable despite weighing in at a formidable 7.2%. Medium bodied and smooth, this is definitely a solid brew. Not outstanding, but very solid.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, a little bit of the malt comes through as well. Good flavor, but just a little too bitter for me.